Dusky eagle-owl

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Dusky eagle-owl
Dusky Eagle Owl (Bubo coromandus) at nest at Bharatpur I2 IMG 5324.jpg
In nest at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Bubo
Species: B. coromandus
Binomial name
Bubo coromandus
(Latham, 1790)

The dusky eagle-owl (Bubo coromandus) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae that is widespread in Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Thailand and listed as being of least concern by IUCN.[1]

Affects watered and well wooded tracts. Mango tree groves, and old tamarind and other densely foliaged trees are preferred. Parochial and a pair often inhabits the same grove year after year.

The nesting season is from November to April.

The nest is made of sticks in the fork of the trunk of a large tree preferably near water and often in the vicinity of human habitation.